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Republicans rush to help shape Trump’s infrastructure plan

Republicans rush to help shape Trump’s infrastructure plan

BY MELANIE ZANONA - 04/05/17 07:15 PM EDT  

Lawmakers are scrambling to help shape President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal as the administration considers speeding up its timetable for the legislative package.

Dozens of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday offered their ideas to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao about the emerging plan to repair U.S. roads, bridges and airports, a key campaign promise for Trump.

Following a defeat on healthcare reform, Chao said the infrastructure measure could now be unveiled as soon as next month — a major shift from the administration’s initial goal of fall.

“It’s music to my ears,” said Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), who was a member of Trump’s transition team. “[Trump] doesn’t wait very long. He’s moving forward quickly, and I think Congress needs to begin to run instead of skipping.” FULL ARTICLE

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